Oklahoma Football: The top-5 toughest defensive players the Sooners will face in 2024

These are the top-5 defensive players, 5 through 1, that the Oklahoma football program faces in their inagural SEC season.
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2.Harold Perkins - Linebacker - LSU

Harold Perkins Jr.
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220-pound backer that runs a 4.45 forty... That's the SEC for you. Perkins' accolades include Second-Team All-SEC in 2023 and First-Team All-SEC in 2022. He was also named SEC Defensive Player of the Week multiple times. He's a defensive back when he needs to be and a sledgehammer linebacker when he needs to be. Perkins is considered by many to be the frontrunner for the Butkus Award at the end of the year.